With the help of Inria, CWI and French Embassy, LIAMA 20th Anniversary has been held successfully on July 11th-12th, 2017, in CASIA, Beijing.
Vice President of CAS ZHANG Jie, Ambassador of France to China H. Exc. Mr. Jean-Maurice RIPERT, and Ambassador of Kingdom of the Netherlands to China H. Exc. Mr. Paul MENKVELD attended this event and delivered speeches. Officials and representatives from more than ten other institutions also attended the ceremony. "LIAMA has brought together scientists from China and Europe to pursue and explore the truth as well as to share scientific achievements," Vice President of CAS ZHANG Jie said.
LIAMA has made great achievements with 20 years of development. Its Brainnetome Project has drawn the whole brain fine zoning map and the whole brain connectivity map, which attracts the attention of international counterparts. Besides, its research results on Human-Machine Interaction have become the main focus of National Key Research and Development Plan. In addition, collaborative study on neural computing chips has promoted Chinas research on brain-liked chips.
During this celebration, CASIA, Inria and CWI, the three founding members of LIAMA Consortium signed an agreement to deepen cooperation in key research areas based on LIAMA.According to this new agreement, LIAMA Consortium promised to seek more cooperation opportunities in complementing each others strengths in important research fields such as information technology and artificial intelligence, and LIAMA would become a mature and stable platform for science and technology exchange and communication between China and Europe with unrelenting efforts by all parties involved.
At the meeting, former LIAMA consortium chairman, MA Songde, Michel COSNARD gave the talk "LIAMA past and future" and "Chinas twenty years of exponential increase in science and technology separately. Former LIAMA directors, HU Baogang, JIANG Tianzi, Philippe DE REFFYE and Stephane GRUMBACH reviewed and shared their work experiences and feelings during this meeting.
On July 12th, attendees visited the demos (such as, Intelligent Human-Computer Interaction,Network Multimedia Search and Customization System, 3D Reconstruction based on the images and so on) of National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition, the State Key Laboratory of Management and Control for Complex Systems, Key Laboratory of Moleculer Imaging and Brainnetome Center.